Works in the Porter Valley
From the last Work Day
(23 Jan 18)
Hello all FOPV Conservation Volunteers,
Many thanks again to all 21 of you who turned out this morning for another session of hard work at Forge Dam. Chris Roberts lead a team sawing down and lopping untidy self sets and deformed trees in swampy terrain on the island. The rest of us set to moving the extensive piles of brash from the island to the South Bank where they were neatly stacked for forestry contractors to chip in February. There is still some work to do and so the next workday on Thursday 8th February will be at Forge Dam again. This may mark the end of this preliminary stage of work at Forge Dam for the time being. The second work day in February is planned to be at Shepherd wheel preparing for further de-weeding of the dam, clearing the banks and working on drainage. These workdays will be lead by Chris Nicholson with our ranger Chris Roberts.
Please look at the web site for up to date information on location of work days.
Best wishes to you all
The 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday in each month is a Work Day. If you would like to join us please just turn up on the day. See the calendar below for dates and meeting points.
We meet up with the Rangers and get involved with whatever practical tasks need doing – clearing brambles, cutting back undergrowth encroaching on paths, litter-picking, and many more activities.
If you have any further questions please contact us via the link at the bottom of this page.
Sheffield City Council regularly contact the FoPV regarding planned works within the valley. They also provide us with various documents for some of the works which explain their plans, and what work is due to be carried out.
Where possible we have provided links to these documents for your information.
Re surfacing the path around Wiremill Dam, unfortunately the contractor preparing the path noticed serious undermining from leaks in the Dam wall similar to the goit problem’s last year.
Closed the Dam path off as a temporary measure, awaiting structural advise.
It is then planned to dig approximately 5 trial pits April / May to aid a structural assessment to advise on a way forward.
Tree Safety Works
Porter Clough (Sept 17)
Contractors will be carrying out health and safety tree work throughout Porter Clough between Carr Bridge and the Top Car Park, as a result of the latest H & S risk assessment. The type of work this generally covers is the felling of dead, dying or dangerous trees and the removal of deadwood or other hazardous parts over thoroughfares and roads. The work will be carried out within the next 10-12 weeks.
Community Tree Officer
Should you require any further information please contact the Tree and Woodland Section on (0114) 273 6701.
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